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Pocket Watches & Accessories

Antique and vintage timepieces reflect one of the most ideal combinations of history and high-end design. While the desire to keep track of time has been persistent since the dawn of humankind, Chinese inventors of the 8th century were the ones to develop the first mechanized timepiece. Soon the western world followed suit, with water-driven clocks emerging in the 12th century that were replaced late in the subsequent century by mechanical timepieces.

With the innovation in time telling technology becoming ever more rapid, the notion of a portable timepiece emerged in the 16th century. These early versions were mostly pendants suspended on a chain around the neck, which was both convenient and cumbersome, particularly for the active wearer. Fortunately, following closely on its heels was the development of the pocket watch, which, by the 17th century, was firmly established as a necessary accouterment for daily dress.

Over the centuries the pocket watch grew into its own statement piece, becoming increasingly lavish with the incorporation of more precious materials. The pocket watch ruled until the early 20th century, when the newly introduced wristwatch became predominant.

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Antique Charles F Tissot 18k Gold Chronograph Pocket Watch
Apr 14, 3:00 PM MST
Antique Charles F Tissot 18k Gold Chronograph Pocket Watch
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $0- $0
$3,30036 Bids
Antique Audemars Piguet 18K Gold Minute Repeater Chronograph Pocket Watch
Apr 14, 3:00 PM MST
Antique Audemars Piguet 18K Gold Minute Repeater Chronograph Pocket Watch
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $0- $0
$4,45034 Bids
Antique Rose Gold 9ct Fob and Curb Chain in Good Condition. Stamped PB. Weight 31.61gm, L:38cm
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
Antique Rose Gold 9ct Fob and Curb Chain in Good Condition. Stamped PB. Weight 31.61gm, L:38cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,500
AUD1,00031 Bids
Massive Elgin GM Wheeler 14k Gold Hunter Mens Antique Pocket Watch
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Massive Elgin GM Wheeler 14k Gold Hunter Mens Antique Pocket Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $2,000- $2,500
$1,20024 Bids
Antique 18K Gold M.I. Tobias Fusees Pocket Watch
Apr 14, 3:00 PM MST
Antique 18K Gold M.I. Tobias Fusees Pocket Watch
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $0- $0
$2,30023 Bids
Rolex Ovettone 6105 All Red Date 10k Gold Chronometer Mens Vintage Wrist Watch
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Rolex Ovettone 6105 All Red Date 10k Gold Chronometer Mens Vintage Wrist Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$3,10016 Bids
Audemars Piguet 18k Gold Minute Repeater Large Antique Pocket Watch
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Audemars Piguet 18k Gold Minute Repeater Large Antique Pocket Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$5,00016 Bids
Huge Minute Repeater Chronograph 14k Gold Invicta Hunter Pocket Watch for German Market w Box
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Huge Minute Repeater Chronograph 14k Gold Invicta Hunter Pocket Watch for German Market w Box
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$2,10015 Bids
Rolex Tudor Oyster-Prince Submariner Tropical Dial 7928 Mens Vintage Wrist Watch w Pouch
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Rolex Tudor Oyster-Prince Submariner Tropical Dial 7928 Mens Vintage Wrist Watch w Pouch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $10,000- $12,000
$4,10013 Bids
1875 Waltham Pocket Watch
Apr 14, 6:00 PM EDT
1875 Waltham Pocket Watch
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$12013 Bids
1917 Hamilton 992 Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Model 2 16s 21 Jewels
Apr 14, 3:00 PM MST
1917 Hamilton 992 Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Model 2 16s 21 Jewels
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $0- $0
$10011 Bids
Important Rare Patek Philippe Split Second Repeater Chronograph 18k Gold Pocket Watch Tryner Denver
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Important Rare Patek Philippe Split Second Repeater Chronograph 18k Gold Pocket Watch Tryner Denver
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $150,000- $200,000
$10,50011 Bids
Elegant 19j Art Deco Platinum Large Mens Meylan Antique Swiss Pocket Watch
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Elegant 19j Art Deco Platinum Large Mens Meylan Antique Swiss Pocket Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$5509 Bids
American Waltham Watch Co. Skeleton Pocket Watch with Stand
Apr 13, 11:00 AM EDT
American Waltham Watch Co. Skeleton Pocket Watch with Stand
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $100
$3009 Bids
Amazing LeCoultre Diamond 18k Gold Enamel Little Bo Peep Miniature Pendant Watch
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Amazing LeCoultre Diamond 18k Gold Enamel Little Bo Peep Miniature Pendant Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$6008 Bids
1897 Miniature Vacheron Constantine Antique Ladies 18K Gold Pocket Watch Art Nouveau Fancy Dial
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
1897 Miniature Vacheron Constantine Antique Ladies 18K Gold Pocket Watch Art Nouveau Fancy Dial
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7008 Bids
Vintage 1926 Illinois Pocket Watch w/ Brass Stand WORKS
Apr 15, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 1926 Illinois Pocket Watch w/ Brass Stand WORKS
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$807 Bids
EDWARD PRIOR no. 55952 sterling silver Verge pocket watch
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
EDWARD PRIOR no. 55952 sterling silver Verge pocket watch
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €150- €300
€5007 Bids
Massive 52mm Neiman Marcus World Time Vintage Pocket Watch w Chain
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Massive 52mm Neiman Marcus World Time Vintage Pocket Watch w Chain
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $800- $1,000
$4007 Bids
Victorian English Sterling Silver Chatelaine 145g.
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Victorian English Sterling Silver Chatelaine 145g.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2507 Bids
Offene Art Déco Taschenuhr - Regulator / An 18 ct gold open faced watch, Haas Neveux & Co., Geneve/Genf, um 1925
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CEST
Offene Art Déco Taschenuhr - Regulator / An 18 ct gold open faced watch, Haas Neveux & Co., Geneve/Genf, um 1925
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€1,4006 Bids

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Schmitt Horan & Co.

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